programming

Da Python a Ruby o vicerversa

Preludio L’ultima volta che ho provato Ruby è stato nell’aprile del 2005. Avevo sviluppato un paio di progetti di test in RubyOnRails, che allora era già produttivo. Ruby era affascinante, ma la libreria base mi sembrava ancora in stato embrionale e lo abbandonai. RubyOnRails non mi è mai sembrato avesse un vantaggio competitivo rispetto a …

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SQLite alter table

SQLite is a small, powerful embedded database. A friend of mine started using it about six years ago. Some years ago it comes also on top of  Python 2.5. It is used inside FileMaker Bento: its ultra customized model is based on a big sqllite db DropBox client, to store its internal state iPhone: stores your SMS and …

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iPhone programming

iPhone Open Application Development
 By Jonathan A. Zdziarski
 First Edition  March 2008
 Pages: 280
 ISBN 10: 0-596-51855-2 | ISBN 13: 9780596518554

Javascript and Smalltalk

There is a future for SmallTalk? I was a very strong fan of the SmallTalk language, but in the last five years I have seen more and more contraction of its usage in the IT field. The OLPC project, which uses also Squeak Smalltalk and its done by the core team fo Squeak, is not …

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Software Trends1

Software trends is a new set of small article I will write.
In this small pices I will sketch out the trends of the Software Industry related to web developmenet.
Let’s give a look at the October 2006